How do I deal with nasty and judgmental people? Facebook Friday! #KatiFAQ 

1. #katifaq Hi! I work in a clinic/hospital setting surrounded by docs & medical staff. My ED is really starting to get the best of me to the point where a hospitalization might be necessary. Do you think it’d be ok to tell my manager about what’s going on? We have a good relationship & she’s been a family friend even before she became my boss. I know ultimately it’s up to me, just need some input! thank u!

2. #Katifaq Hey here my question. My therapist keeps moving up my session. I email her because i am having a panic attack then she moves it have only had a few sessions but emailing her helps me. she told me i could and she wants me to.. is it bad to have sessions moved?

3. Hey Kati, I wasn’t comfortable tweeting you my question so I hope DMs are okay!! Why am I so attached to my female teachers? I am in 11th grade and ever since 9th grade, I’ve found myself becoming very close to one teacher each year. I will often go to them for advice, and yearn for attention. This has been driving me crazy for months because I just feel like I’m bothering them although they are nothing but nice to me! Thanks, love your videos!! :)

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@KatiMorton #KatiFAQ Journal topic? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gu1D3K7k3Dw … Thank your body parts for what they do for you & think of that when you want to criticise your appearance - your body’s functional, not an ornament. - I’m finding this really helpful :)

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1. Hey kati! It’s my first question for #katiFAQ! Why is it bad to use exercise to “purge” ? 

2. #katifaq What do you do when your friends are also struggling and they are your main support system? You don’t want to trigger them or further overwhelm them by talking about what you are going through but you don’t want to push them away either by being secretive and closed off. It’s a hard time having a regular discussion sometimes when you are all feeling low. How do you deal with that?

3. #Katifaq, HELP! Kati what do I do when I’ve told my family about my ED and asked to consider professional help, and my family feels hurt and offended that all there help, still isn’t enough? I dont want them to feel like that, but I know I need HELP!

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How to journal? What if I don’t like it? What if I can’t get started? 

Anonymous asked: #Katifaq, HELP! Kati what do I do when I've told my family about my ED and asked to consider professional help, and my family feels hurt and offended that all there help, still isn't enough? I dont want them to feel like that, but I know I need HELP!

Great question honey! I will talk about this in my video today :) xoxo I hope it helps xoxo

Anonymous asked: Hey kati! It's my first question for #katiFAQ! Why is it bad to use exercise to "purge" ? Xxxx

Hi honey!! Thank you so much for your question! I will talk about it in my video today!! xoxo

Today I talk about dysthymia or what is now called persistent depressive disorder. What differentiates this from MDD is that this is a low grade depression that persists for 2 years or more! That is why it is so important that we begin talking about it, so that people don’t have to suffer in silence for so long! This can present itself as lack of motivation, irritability, anhedonia, insomnia, hypersomnia etc. 

1. #katifaq what is the best way to talk to your children about your self injury scars? Or your self injury in general?

2. Anyways, my question is, would this be considered “sexual abuse”? My moms ex boyfriend, used to put me on his shoulders, or just pick me up playfully, but the thing is, he would always put his hand on my vagina, and usually his finger/thumb would be in my vagina, or almost in. This is very very awkward to write, as I’ve never told anyone, and I’m very embarrassed that I never told him to stop. The reason I’m asking this question, is because I’d like to tell someone and start going to therapy, I just don’t know if it would be taken seriously, or if this is even “sexual abuse”… Thank you so much. I really hope you answer, I’d really like to get your input. I love your videos Kati, thanks for doing what you do!!

3. #katiFAQ I very rarely get sexually aroused. I think this is because of my ED and depression. Also I was sexually abused at various points from 9 to 15. I get physical pain if I get aroused. Other than an STD check I’ve never had anything checked out. My GP said that given I have no continence issues it is unlikely that anything is physcially wrong. I haven’t said about the pain. I don’t know if it is a physical thing or a PTSD thing. It is worse during flashbacks. I don’t know what to do.

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“The way I see it, every life is a pile of good things and bad things. The good things don’t always soften the bad things but vice versa, the bad things don’t necessarily spoil the good things or make them unimportant.”

1. Hi #katifaq Love your videos :) My question is: What to do if you think you’re the toxic friend/person?

2. Hey @KatiMorton , could my back injury be causing my depression to flair up? Or is it just coincidence?

3. #katiFAQ is non-purging bulimia as serious as other eds? My aunt 

told me she has it, because she fasts and exercises after a binge… Xx Sorry for asking this question everywhere! It’s just been bugging me

4. Hey Kati! :) Recently I picked up the courage to tell my mom that I had been sexually abused by three relations of ours. A few weeks later she told me that she didn’t want to tell anyone else as I am underage and would have to get social services involved, that we would get through it along with my sister. However, one of the people was my grandpa, who is ill, and everyone pitches in a night to help our granny. Its almost like I never told her a thing, if anything it seems like she is spending more time with him. I thought I could handle it at the start but lately it has been really getting to me (with the other2 also) and getting me down. She asked if I wanted to tell dad and I said yes because I thought it would be a strain on their marriage if she had to keep that sort of secret but I don’t think she has told him yet I have struggled with self harm, depression and disordered eating in the past and have gotten help for it but I know I need specialist help to deal with this as I know it is the source of all these other ‘coping skills’, but I cant until I’m 18 and I’m worried this will hold back college. could I become a therapist with my past issues? anyway sorry for the long message and I understand you’re really busy so I get it if you cant reply. thank you and I love your videos xxx

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Hey Kati Just been listening to Christina Perri: human so relate to the lyrics right now journal topic my be what songs would people put to What emotion and why!!! For instance if I need im powering I blast out some pink if I am anxious just some tranquil relaxing music!! If I am happy some cheesy pop And if I am depressed linkin park definitely use this don’t use it but you are awesome never forget that

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WEDNESDAY - Website & YouTube Vlog #KatiFAQ - https://goo.gl/CIp9b9

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How much anxiety is too much? Website/YouTube Wednesday! #KatFAQ

Website/YouTube Wednesday!

1. I wondered if any of you have experience recovering from an ED without the support of a treatment team. Treatment isn’t an option for me at the moment, and I’ve been finding my meals really difficult lately. I don’t know whether it’s better to be planning my meals ahead of time to reach all the recommended daily amounts, or letting my body give me the cues and eating when I’m hungry, stopping when I’m full. The problem is that I find it very difficult to make a healthy plan – it often triggers me to restrict, but with intuitive eating I think I drift towards restriction unconsciously.

Any tips would be really great, do you go for intuitive eating or meal planning in recovery? I’m a little stuck at the moment!!

2. #katifaq (hope I’m not to late). Can older people have eating disorders? My grandmother just turned 70 and she doesn’t eat. She isn’t super skinny but she seems to be losing weight quite rapidly and complains saying she is fat all the time. I’m worried about her! Help! What can I do to help her???

3. #KatiFAQ Hi Kati, when do you know how much anxiety is too much? For example, last year I used to throw up from stress almost every morning, and from what I remember that lasted several months (I’ve overcome that now, although I still throw up from time to time). Is that considered excessive? Thank you, I love your videos. :) 

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Thanks Megan!!

Find two songs that describe you(or your mental illness). Or two poems. Or plants, animals, shoes, really anything that you can find meaning in. The first one that you pick is who you consider yourself to be now. The second one you pick is the one you want to become some day. Then somehow express how you’re going to get there(whether it’s through journaling, painting, signing.. etc.).

That might be confusing, so here’s my example. I chose a snake and an elephant to describe me and my mental illness. Snake because I find them sneaky, sometimes mean and poisonous. They also get a really bad rap. A lot of people are scared of them. Then the elephant, what I’m working towards. There are many reasons I chose an elephant, but one of them is because they leave big footprints wherever they go. I’ve always felt invisible, but no one can ignore the elephant in the room. They have a great memory and I want to be memorable. Since I’m quiet and shy, people don’t usually remember me. I’m working towards getting over my anxiety so I can be more outgoing and leave an impact on the people I interact with.

MY FREE WORKBOOKS:

Self-Harm

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Eating Disorder Workbook

http://goo.gl/DjOmkC

My video schedule…

MONDAY - New video release http://goo.gl/OUEsgM

TUESDAY - Tumblr Tuesday Vlog #KatiFAQ - https://goo.gl/79fMfa

WEDNESDAY - Website & YouTube Vlog #KatiFAQ - https://goo.gl/CIp9b9

THURSDAY - Twitter Thursday Vlog #KatiFAQ - https://goo.gl/kL7ZjX

FRIDAY - Facebook Friday Vlog #KatiFAQ - https://goo.gl/kjYLeR

My PO Box:

1223 Wilshire Blvd.

#665 

Santa Monica, CA 90403 

Find me:

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